Reuben could be eligible for Kumuls

first_imgOne of those players was Jonathon Reuben, who is 24 years old and plays for Intrust Super Cup side Townsville Blackhawks RUGBY LEAGUE BY FIDELIS SUKINA [email protected] PNG LNG Kumuls coach Michael Marum said they are still waiting on the eligibility of some players based in Australia and the future make-up of the PNG Kumuls squad. He said that there are some players who are being monitored and they are awaiting the final decision on the eligibility of those players. He said one of those players was Jonathon Reuben, who is 24 years old and plays for Intrust Super Cup side Townsville Blackhawks. Marum said that whether he is eligible to play for the Kumul is yet to be cleared. But he said that they have completed their selection on their final 25-man squad in preparation for the Pacific Test against the Fiji Batis in Australia on June 23. “Jonathon Reuben he is probably eligible in some way. I sent an email to the Queensland Rugby League considering him and a few others and I am just waiting for them to reply and see if they are eligible,” Marum said. “We can probably include them as well but we had a selection meeting on Saturday and we got a final 25 that we are looking at on the test match against the Fiji Bati on June 23 depending on injury and suspension.” Townsville Blackhawks coach Kristian Woolf said he was aware of Reuben’s plight to be eligible for the Kumuls, adding the 24-year-old had ties to PNG through his grandmother. “I think he can play for the Kumuls his family is from the Torres Strait and he has told me that his grandmother was from one of the villages across the border in PNG,” Woolf said. “I think he is eligible and he did try to chase that up for the World Cup but it was quite hard to get the actual documentation. I will be supporting him in his bid. He is a good player. He has been with the club for the past three years and he certainly knows how to score tries. He has good speed and footwork and he did threaten the Hunters in their match.last_img

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